Callboard Callboard - Volume XVI • Issue 2 • Fall 2019 Page 2 TANYS has learned that it is never early to seek out companies interested in hosting Festival! The Board of Trustees of TANYS would like to to solicit proposals for a group who would be interested in hosting the Festival in 2021 and 2022. We are very grateful that Rome Community Theater is hosting in 2019 and 2020 after a very successful six year run at Cayuga Community College in Auburn. Think about it- Hosting a TANYS Festival is a big endeavor but also very satisfactory to bring theatre lovers from throughout NY State to your “home”. We are requesting proposals now to be submitted ASAP so that the new Festival Chair will have the opportunity (and requirement!) to work with the existing crew to get an idea of all that is required of them. There are very specific needs that a site must meet in order to host the Festival. This information is available by contacting the TANYS office at for the guidelines. All proposals will be considered. TANYS NEEDS YOU! Please submit a proposal no later than 15 January 2020. If you have any questions on this matter or if your company needs more time to submit contact TANYS at Welcome Adjudicator Rose Burnett Bonczek Rose is a theater educator and director with over 40 years of experience in the field. She has directed over 100 productions Off and Off- off Broadway, in regional and community the- ater, international festivals, and in educational environments. Ms. Bonczek was the 2018 recipient of the Oscar Brockett Excellence in Teaching Theatre in Higher Education award from the national Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), and currently works as a consultant for organizations such as Atlantic Theater Company, Stable Cable Lab Co., and Screaming Media Productions in the UK. For the past 15 years, Ms. Bonczek has been the festival director and co-producer of Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds): International One Minute Theatre Festival: US, in collaboration with Steve Ansell at Leeds University in England. Gi60 annually pro- duces 100 one minute plays (50 in the US and 50 in the UK), live streams and films each event, then uploads the plays for viewing on the Gi60 YouTube Channel. Prof. Bonczek and artistic director Steve Ansell have also created special Gi60 performances for other festivals, and to date they have produced and directed over 1,800 one minute plays. https://www. As a writer, she has co-authored "Turn That Thing Off!" Collaboration and Technology in 21st Century Actor Training with Roger Manix and David Storck, "Ensemble Theatre Mak- ing: A Practical Guide" with David Storck, and "One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre" with Steve Ansell, all for Routledge Press. Her latest book, "All the Classroom’s a Stage: Applying Theatre Principles to Teaching Techniques" with co-author Michael Flana- gan (Rowman & Littlefield) will be published in Spring of 2020. Jumbo Schimpf has worked profession- ally on scores of productions with dozens of companies since 1998. Jumbo has held nearly every position in theatre from actor, and carpenter, to director, to producer, and stage manager. He has lectured on vari- ous theatre arts for a variety of schools and during his tenure as Education Director at Greenlight Theatrical. He's most recently taught as adjunct faculty at Rowan Univer- sity. Jumbo served as a Trustee at South Camden Theatre Company for 5 years until 2015, and was named one of their Charter Company Members. He's adjudi- cated and judged a variety of festivals for local theaters, the English Speaking Union, Delaware Theatre Association, and the Eastern States Theater Association. Welcome Back Adjudicator Jumbo Schimpf TANYS Seeking 2021 Host Site